In Pictures: Racegoers turn on the style for Royal Ascot fashion stakes

Royal Ascot is as much a social occasion as a sporting event, and racegoers take the opportunity to turn on the style, from chic hats and summer dresses to sharp suits.

Royal Ascot – Day One – Ascot Racecourse
Chase Spranklin, 10, from Florida, brings some American pizzazz to day one of Royal Ascot (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Royal Ascot – Day One – Ascot Racecourse
Model Jodie Kidd at the Sovereign Gate of Ascot Racecourse (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Royal Ascot – Day One – Ascot Racecourse
Racegoer Michael Bromley plays it cool (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Royal Ascot – Day One – Ascot Racecourse
Edite Ligere, from London (left), follows the adage ‘If you want to get ahead, get a hat’ (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Royal Ascot – Day One – Ascot Racecourse
Some last-minute adjustments (Jonathan Brady/PA)
Royal Ascot – Day One – Ascot Racecourse
Lady in red Chelsey Baker (Adam Davy/PA)
Royal Ascot – Day One – Ascot Racecourse
‘I’m putting on my top hat…’ (Adam Davy/PA)
Royal Ascot – Day One – Ascot Racecourse
Flora MacDonald Johnston takes her inspiration from a parasol on a tropical beach (Jonathan Brady/PA)
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